Penrith MP Welcomes Funding To Fix Cumbria’s Potholes

Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border, has welcomed £6,011,200 to fix more than 120,200 potholes across Cumbria.

The Penrith MP is a great supporter of the funding decision which will improve road standards for drivers, saving them money on repairs and making it easier to get to work and see family.

Dr Neil Hudson speaking in the House of Commons

Dr Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border, said: “I know just how much of a headache potholes can be so I am delighted to welcome more than £6 million to sort out Cumbrian roads.

“Our Conservative Government’s funding pledge will significantly boost the quality of road journeys in Cumbria, making travel safer for everyone and driving the economy forward.

“Combined with the Spring Budget’s commitment to freeze fuel duty, I hope local folk – many of whom in rural Cumbria are reliant on car travel – can feel some peace of mind.”

The money is being split equally between Cumberland and Westmoland and Furness Councils – both of which contain many rural residents who are reliant on car travel.

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Nationally, The Conservative Government is investing £200 million to fix four million potholes across England.

This funding builds on the £2.7 billion of highways maintenance funding, already committed between tax years 2022-2025.